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Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 06-28-2020, 04:43 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,936
Posted By plus1111
I seem to recall 8mm hex. I used a socket in a...

I seem to recall 8mm hex. I used a socket in a ratchet and a cheater bar to loosen mine. Yes, it was scary. If it's a X-Drive, drop the rear of the front drive shaft.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 06-28-2020, 04:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 696
Posted By plus1111
I bought style 243 rims for my E61 from...

I bought style 243 rims for my E61 from junkyards. I searched car-part.com and then visited them. I paid $50 to $75 each for decent rems with minor signs of wear. My car came with El Cheapo...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 06-24-2020, 10:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 411
Posted By plus1111
I just put 3 amps and an EQ in my wagon. It's a...

I just put 3 amps and an EQ in my wagon. It's a 2006. I bought a harness from TECHNIC - here - https://technicpnp.com/. It allowed the speaker level output from the factory head unit to go to the...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 06-24-2020, 10:00 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 505
Posted By plus1111
The picture looks about right to me. 7 ft lb or...

The picture looks about right to me. 7 ft lb or is is 7 nm? I thought it was nm.

It's not much but it needs to be even.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 06-23-2020, 05:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 190
Posted By plus1111
Hmmm, It's an iPhone 6s Plus. Last model...

Hmmm,

It's an iPhone 6s Plus. Last model with a jack. What confuses me is that when I plug it into my garage stereo and my kitchen stereo it plays perfectly with quality sound.

My car will...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 06-23-2020, 12:23 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 505
Posted By plus1111
Good idea replacing it because they do crack...

Good idea replacing it because they do crack pretty easily. A crack might be the real leak.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 06-23-2020, 12:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 303
Posted By plus1111
Probably turbo. Head gasket failure in the N54...

Probably turbo. Head gasket failure in the N54 is kinda rare. I think you're on the right track. Valve covers crack regularly. Be sure to use a torque wrench to install the new one. The torque...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 06-23-2020, 06:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 190
Posted By plus1111
Aux-In Sounds Like A Tin Box

My '06 530xiT has pretty good sound from CD and even from radio after using the TECHNIC harness and adding some amps and an equalizer. That said, the Aux-In from my phone sounds like a $3 transistor...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 06-23-2020, 05:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 303
Posted By plus1111
I agree, sniff it. IT will be sweet if it's...

I agree, sniff it. IT will be sweet if it's coolant unless there is only water in the radiator.
That is a lot of smoke but it does not look like oil.
Now the trick is locating how it gets in there.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 06-22-2020, 07:29 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 112
Posted By plus1111
2008 535xi oil life won't reset

I think I asked before but still can't resolve this issue. About 1000 miles after the last oil change the warning came on telling me oil needs changed. I thought maybe I forgot to reset it and so I...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 06-22-2020, 07:22 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 451
Posted By plus1111
Our 535 faintly sounds like a Cylon from the...

Our 535 faintly sounds like a Cylon from the original Battle Star Galactica show. It's as cold as can be, tho. I only hear it at stop lights. Not gonna touch it yet.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 06-22-2020, 06:55 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 531
Posted By plus1111
kd7iwp. Awesome write-up on turbo swap and...

kd7iwp.
Awesome write-up on turbo swap and stuff!!
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 06-22-2020, 06:51 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 531
Posted By plus1111
I would fix it but I really like the E60/E61...

I would fix it but I really like the E60/E61 cars. Our 2008 535xi is over 220k miles now. We bought it at 160k and the turbos are fine. I can't tell what work was done before we got it. A good...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 06-22-2020, 06:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 303
Posted By plus1111
I was always taught that the range of compression...

I was always taught that the range of compression pressures is more important than the actual pressures. Yours looks OK to me. Turbos can leak both oil and coolant into the exhaust. If there is no...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 06-19-2020, 12:48 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,358
Posted By plus1111
Either the HPFP or the low pressure pump can...

Either the HPFP or the low pressure pump can cause idle and starting issues.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 06-12-2020, 06:15 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,358
Posted By plus1111
Trans fluid is filled from under the car. I back...

Trans fluid is filled from under the car. I back up onto ramps then jack the front up so I can install jack stands. The car must be level. The fill port is on the side above the drain plug. There...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 06-09-2020, 10:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 335
Posted By plus1111
Well I'd much prefer to be able to squirt mine...

Well I'd much prefer to be able to squirt mine with lube instead of swapping. Hmmm.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 06-09-2020, 10:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 341
Posted By plus1111
Our 535xi is at 230,000 miles now. I need to...

Our 535xi is at 230,000 miles now. I need to change front and rear differential fluid but all others have been changed. I plan to drive it until it drops. Love the E60's.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 06-09-2020, 10:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 335
Posted By plus1111
I have a squealing blower in the '06 530xi. ...

I have a squealing blower in the '06 530xi. Everything I've found says the motor is reached by disassembling the center of the dash and some of the console. I'm not going to try to lube mine. Once...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 05-30-2020, 07:04 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,358
Posted By plus1111
Our '08 535xi was showing similar problems. I...

Our '08 535xi was showing similar problems. I pulled the plugs after the car sat over night, one was wet with fuel. I bought a used injector and replaced the one for that cylinder. A month or two...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 05-28-2020, 07:58 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 888
Posted By plus1111
You will almost always get a turbo deactivation...

You will almost always get a turbo deactivation code when something goes wonky. Ours did the same thing a while back and I checked vacuum lines, pulled the plugs for a look, basic stuff. Put it...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 05-27-2020, 10:00 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 692
Posted By plus1111
Just as a side note - My Bentley manual for the...

Just as a side note - My Bentley manual for the E60 says to use a very small amount of COPPER anti-seize on the plug threads only. It even goes on to say to never use the aluminum stuff. I have...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 05-27-2020, 08:32 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 692
Posted By plus1111
Long ago, before COP ignition, I would see brown...

Long ago, before COP ignition, I would see brown insulators a lot. They were exposed then. Slight spark leakage along the porcelain, especially in high humidity would attract dirt and fumes leading...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 05-27-2020, 08:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 407
Posted By plus1111
I think the real issue is poor documentation. I...

I think the real issue is poor documentation. I read several different tutorials before I found one that mentioned the need to add some pressure to properly seat the seal. With AWD cars, there is...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 05-26-2020, 07:16 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 692
Posted By plus1111
Probably the boot for the coil is a little loose....

Probably the boot for the coil is a little loose. Some high voltage leakage could draw dirt. Putting a small bit of dielectric grease in the boot would likely stop it.
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